Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum - save the date!

17th – 18th June, 2014 Riga, Latvia

The purpose of the Forum

  • Bring together practitioners and researchers interested in maritime spatial planning (MSP), as well as policy makers and stakeholders involved in marine and coastal activities;
  • Show experiences and practices on MSP approaches and marine resources management;
  • Establish a maritime spatial planners platform for exchange of knowledge and experience and discussion on practical and technical planning matters;
  • Discuss conclusions and recommendations of the PartiSEApate project on Concept for a transnational institutional and governance model on transnational coordination, agreements and data exchange in MSP, Recommendations for transnational MSP and stakeholder involvement process;
  • Discuss transposition and application of the upcoming EU  Directive on establishing a framework for MSP and integrated coastal management;
  • Discuss on how to enhance and ensure continuity of maritime stakeholder dialogue;
  • Propose further steps for a successful implementation of the Regional Baltic  MSP Roadmap 2013-2020;
  • Set the basis for new cooperation projects under HA Spatial Planning of the EUSBSR;
  • Investigate further needs in capacity building and specialized education related to MSP;
  • Contribute to the upcoming VASAB Ministerial Conference by devising new sea basin approaches in order to draw up and apply of trans-boundary ecosystem-based maritime spatial plans to the Region by 2020.

Please read more about the project as well as about the conference here.